|Womb - My Meat is Bigger Than Yours|
WOMB - My Meat is Bigger Than Yours, Live in London (Power Lunches, Hackney, 15-12-11)Womb is an all-female Manchester based band conceived in January 2011. Womb began as an open collective but has quickly developed into a vital band within Manchester's music scene. At their second gig, Dan Treacy from the Television Personalities described Womb as 'like seeing the Velvet Underground for the first time.' This recording is from Womb's first London gig at Power Lunches, Hackney on 15th December 20...
Keywords: Womb; Noise; Doom; Drone; Expression; Improv; Improvisation; Louise Woodcock; Genette Reynolds; Jennifer McDonald; Fiona Ledgard
Downloads: 332 (1 review)
|Stereo Surrealist - So Many Spiders, So Little Time|
Stereo Surrealist, aka Alexx O'Shea, is a collector of instruments and a maker of noises who is interested in many kinds of music. Based in Manchester, she is a regular performer on the free improv scene using various electronic and acoustic instruments. "Both these tracks were created on a Casio SK-5; for Shelduck all the sounds were created with the magic of circuit bending. Violet Light just uses lots of effects pedals (distortion, delay, phaser, flanger, pitch shift)."
Keywords: Stereo Surrealist; Alexx O'Shea; Circuit Bending; improv; electronics; drone; noise; improvisation
Downloads: 182 (1 review)
|Ryan Jordan and Luke Moss - Live From the Crystal World Salon|
Improvised noise performance using homemade sound sources created for the Crystal World Laboratory. This performance took place at the Crystal World Laboratory salon event, on 21st July 2012. Artists who had been investigating and experimenting in the lab over the course of a week presented their results. Here, Ryan was performing using a simple electrical model of a neuron, with various chemical solutions emiting voltages which were then amplified...
Keywords: Ryan Jordan; Luke Moss; Dybbuk; Hekate; Noise; Improv; Crystal World; Lorah Pierre; Graham Dunning
Downloads: 273 (1 review)
|Various Artists - All Sensation Is Already Memory|
A compilation of sound art, drone, improvisation, noise, spoken word, sound poetry and other sonic experiments. Contributors were asked to respond to the following quote from Henri Bergson: "The pure present is an ungraspable advance of the past devouring the future. In truth, all sensation is already memory." The release is compiled either to play as a continuous album, or in three separate LP length sections; tracks are numbered accordingly...
Keywords: Kipple; Simon Dell; Murmurists; Stuart Russell; Philip Davenport; Stereo Surrealist; Graham Dunning; Ingrid Plum; Travis Johnson; Dolly Dollycore; Andy Ingamells; Amie Slavin; Alabaster de Plume; Paddy Steer; Now; Matthew Lee Knowles; oMMM; OU_pi Golgotha.undead; Richard Knight; Christos Fanaras; Trapezoid; Greg Healey; Guy Harries; Noise Research; aas; Clutter; cupMT; Matt Dalby; Sonia PaÃ§o-Rocchia; Daz Disley; improv; improvisation; free jazz; live electronics; synthesizers; synth; drone; noise; field recordings; sound poetry; spoken word; timestretch; farfisa; organ; vinyl; dubplates; feedback; delay; noise; prepared piano; silence; rainfall; electronics; fluxus; performance; sound art; art; tape music; acousmatic; soft noise; computer speech; poetry; street noise; performance; bassoon; loops; live looping; dsp
Downloads: 523 (1 review)
|C. Reider and C. Hodges - Four Improvisations|
C.Reider and C.Hodges live in Northern Colorado in the United States. Here the duo create flowing improvised pieces using various electronic and acoustic objects: small sounds, drone and gentle echoes. For more info on CR & CH: http://vuzhmusic.comTrack Info 1. May 12, 2012 ch: metal cr: metal and electronics 2. July 4, 2011 ch: guitar cr: voice and electronics 3. Undated Probably 2010 ch: shake tines cr: tall tines 4...
Keywords: C. Reider; C. Hodges; Improvisation; Vuzh; drone; ambient; improv; duo; small sounds; electroacoustic
Downloads: 334 (1 review)
|Murmurists - i,m [sic], W/e|
Made by J.G. Power-Ballard, Id Vicious and Eno-Obscene-O, at Cafe Abdab, during August 2012. All sounds derived from analog sources: including weather (or not), four scenes rejected for Father Ted, trope of sea light, Crowleyanity, charity shop trumpet and Bach Utensil 911. Digital distortion, or failure, wherever it occurs, is intentional. Dedicated to Annie Dee, with love. murmurists.blogspot.co.uk
Keywords: murmurists; noise; dark ambient; dada; collage; musique concrete; sound art
|Karl M V Waugh - De Cycled|
These two recordings are very much artefacts of sound, documents of something. One is a field recording, albeit a staged field, initially to be used in one project but the recordings around it didn't make the cut, then it was transferred to a solo project. Whilst in the solo project a number of layers were added, it missed out on being on one release and then I decided to remix it and most of those layers were removed, until I became comfortable with the concept of leaving it, almost, completel...
Keywords: noise; drone; ambient; harsh noise; HNW; Karl M V Waugh; tones; violin; guitar; electronics; mathematics; poetry; feedback
|Ryan Jordan - Drone Planes Over Westfield|
Ryan Jordan performing live at Drone Planes Over Westfield using Collins CMOS synths, stroboscopes, lasers, germanium, audio samples, smoke, mixer. Event organised by by John Wild - http://www.rupture.co.uk/johnwild07/03/2013 VSR, LondonPhoto by " "[sic] TIM GOLDIE http://timgoldie.blogspot.co.ukLinks: http://ryanjordan.org --- http://nnnnn.org.uk
Keywords: Ryan Jordan; noise; drone; power electronics; electronics; live electronics; live; noise; harsh noise; cmos; synths; stroboscopes; lasers; stroboscopes; lasers; germanium; audio samples; smoke
|Dallas Simpson - The Ferroequinologist's Dream|
"I eventually decided to create a 'cut-up' edit of some recordings I made earlier this year of the Romney Hyde & Dymchurch Railway. Despite a gentle start, it's rough and raw and not really my normal style of subtlety and sonic purity, more of an environmental noise art work, clicks, glitches, overloads and all. Ten tracks of train recordings rough cut together and playing simletaneously." Dallas Simpson has spent over 10 years involved with recording and performing binaural soundworks...
Keywords: Dallas Simpson; field recording; musique concrete; binaural; noise; ambient
|Alex Charles - Violin, Bow and Case|
Extended technique? Amplified silence? Violin, Bow, and Case is an exercise in sculptural minimalism, using a simple contact mic to capture sounds from the titular items that are as far from the "proper" use as possible. Alex Charles is a Scottish musician living in Birmingham, UK. His music explores layering small audio events into three dimensional webs of circling loops, generating their own internal rhythm and shapes...
Keywords: Alex Charles; Alex Botten; Alex Botten Clark; Thee Moths; Violin; minimal; micronoise; noise; looping; small sounds; concrete; electroacoustic; acoustic; acousmatic
|Now - Six Selections|
Since 1998, Now have been making experimental recordings and improvisations alongside their more pop inspired sounds and songs, using various intrumentation and instrumentalists. These six tracks, selected by OSG and Now's Graham Dunning, are a tiny representation of those recordings. Tracks 1, 2 & 3 are taken From promo CD-R's that were given out at past concerts. "Dreamo" & "Skizzy" are rehearsal jams and "The End OF The Show" is a small section From a long improvisation led by the Man From Ur...
Keywords: Now; experimental; improv; improvisation; noise; ambient; krautrock; synth; synthesizers; electronic; rock; pop; Craig Tamlin; Frances Morgan; Giles Narang; Justin Paton; Lee Knight; Naomi Cilvin; Sophie Heawood; Steve Mau Wong; Angela Last; Chris Irish; Lee MacKinnon; Peter Lowis; Richard Thomas; Colin Verot; Phil Ra
|Matt Dalby - Chevassut|
Matt Dalby is a multidisciplinary artist based in Manchester. His aesthetic embraces the rough, awkward and unfinished. Chevassut mainly consists of lo-fi home-recordings from April 2012 using a minimal setup. The tracks investigate emotional states without attempting to precisely locate them for the listener. Tracklist 1. Scrawl 2. Flensing 3. Crawl (in collaboration with Tim Gaze) 4. Kha 5. Did The Morning?
Keywords: Matt Dalby; Tim Gaze; noise; lo-fi; live looping; sound poetry; sound art; ambient; folk; feedback
|Natalie Sanders - Choir Mixdowns|
Recordings from the installation, Choir, February 2011: 6 track audio installation, for Proto Bla at Elevator Gallery. Conceived and produced by Natalie Sanders. With great thanks to Charles, Jonathan, Josie, Julie, Katie, Kirsty, Laura, Matthew, Nacho and Stuart. "On walking into Elevator you are welcomed by 6 plinth mounted speakers; Sanders' work Choir (2011) directly facing you as you enter the space is an audio loop of individuals asked to sing along to tracks selected by Sanders, ranging f...
Keywords: Natalie Sanders; Sound Art; Installation; Art; Sound; Elevator Gallery; Choir; singing; voices; Karaoke; installation recording; multichannel audio
|Open Sound Group - Live From the Fire Room - Open Sound Group|
Improvised recordings from a two day open workshop at The Rea Garden and The Lombard Method, both in Digbeth, Birmingham, UK, in August 2010. Attendees and contributors were: a.a.s., Andy Ingamells, Antonio (hellocatfood), Dallas Simpson, Graham Dunning, Leon Trimble, Mr.Underwood, Rachel M. Haines and Sarah Farmer. (Click here for links to artist's sites.) Open Sound Group is a project established and run by sound and visual artist Graham Dunning, comprising a series of events and a netlabel...
Keywords: Improvisation; improv; sound art; sound; noise; collaboration; art; drone; experimental
|Mr.Underwood - Sounds of a Dying Library - Mr.Underwood|
Mr.Underwood - Sounds of a Dying Library A series of field recordings from sound artist, composer and inventor, Mr.Underwood, recorded in the early hours of the morning in Birmingham Central Library. More information from the artist's website. Tracklist 01 Belt Cage – contact mics attached to the vibrating cage surrounding a rubber belt / pulley system 02 Belt / Pulley System 1 – stereo mics placed near rubber belt / pulley system 03 Belt / Pulley System 2 – stereo mics placed a bit furthe...
Keywords: Field Recording; Sound Art; Art; Library
|Samekhmem - Drone-Drumming-Simplicity-Chiming-Drone|
A series of five acoustic improvisations, responding to different aspects of the Eternal Drone. Recorded live for the Fractal Meat on a Spongy Bone radio show on NTS Live, London, February 2013.Samkhmem are performers of the Sacred Eternal Drone – a perpetual vibration that has always been and will always continue. This is both a performance fiction and a genuine proposition, without contradiction.Samekhmem protect the Ark of Silence, the source of un-sound that creates space for the Sacred Et...
Keywords: Drone; ritual; aas; eternal drone; acoustic; live; ntslive; improv
|Asteroid - Koronis - Asteroid|
Asteroid - Koronis Asteroid is a changing group of improvising musicians formed in 2011. This release is a live recording of a performance on 16th June 2011 at The Others, Stoke Newington, London. Lineup: JO THOMAS / laptop / electronics / effects KEVIN QUIGLEY / synth / percussive guitar / effects GRAHAM DUNNING / turntables / objects / electronics NABIL AHMED / bass / effects
Keywords: Jo Thomas; Kevin Quigley; Graham Dunning; Nabil Ahmed; Improvisation; noise; improv; sound art; sci-fi; live electronics; synth; turntables; electronics; drone; Asteroid
|Cullllt - Attached|
"Attached" is the first release by the young Zurich based artist Cullllt. It mainly consists of improvisations (except “Attached“) which were made during a period of 2 months using cassette tapes, different objects, a casio and yamaha keyboard in combination with different effects as well as field recordings which were recorded live during the process. The improvisations originally had a length up to 40 minutes, of which a short passage was chosen and slightly edited to fit the album.1...
Keywords: Cullllt; noise; drone; sound art; sound; ambient; dark ambient; shoegaze; cassette; tape; casio; yamaha; keyboard; improv; improvisation
|Stuart Chalmers - Dreaming Butterfly|
Stuart Chalmers has been making my own music since 2008. Most of his music now revolves around tape which he has found to be a flexible and expressive tool. "I created the pieces using 2 old cassette players with tapes along with a few pedals and a synth. The initial recordings of long improvisations were then edited down or rearranged."Thanks to Daniel Bennett for mastering.Tracklist:1. Night Passage2...
Keywords: tape; acousmatic; musique concrete; abstract; ambient; drone; melodic; tape hiss; analogue; synth; field recording; sampling
|Open Sound Group - Tape Music|
The fourth Open Sound Group event was held at Elevator Gallery, Hackney Wick on 16th September 2012 and featured seven artists and musicians experimenting with analogue tape. This release documents recordings from the event. Participants: Daniel Adeyemi, Melanie Clifford, Graham Dunning, Emily Evans, Gary Fisher, Henry Holmes, Simon Reuben White. Illustrator and visual artist Emily Evans also made some images during the event, included in the download...
Keywords: Open Sound Group; Daniel Adeyemi; Melanie Clifford; Graham Dunning; Emily Evans; Gary Fisher; Henry Holmes; Simon Reuben White; Elevator Gallery; Tape Music; Cassette; Analogue Tape; analog tape; analog; analogue; improv; improvised music; tape edits; sound; sound art; experimental; noise; drone; feedback; tape loops; tape; loops; loop
|Graham Dunning - A Bubble of Dove's Blood - Graham Dunning|
Originally released as a limited run CDr by Canadian label Frequent Sea in November 2008, this album is now offered as a free download from Open Sound Group. It features found sound, ambient and rhythmical excursions and complex textures. Graham Dunning is a sound and visual artist based in the UK. His sound sources include field recordings pressed to dubplates; modified records; adapted playback equipment such as reel-to-reel tape players, turntables and Walkmans; found sounds, especially disc...
Keywords: sound art; art; sound; noise; ambient; turntablism; found sound
|Open Sound Group - Penthouse - Open Sound Group|
Recordings from the fifth OSG open workshop at The Penthouse, an artist led project space in Manchester's Northern Quarter, 11th April 2013. Participants were Debbie Sharp, Rosanne Robertson, Gary Fisher, Coryn Smethurst, Louise Woodcock, Rose Niland and Graham Dunning. These recordings feature instruments including found tapes; feedback; lap steel guitar; bass guitar; radio; interference; vocal improvisation; found objects; percussion; sheet metal; hammers; pieces of wood...
Keywords: Debbie Sharp; Rosanne Robbertson; Gary Fisher; Coryn Smethurst; Louise Woodcock; Graham Dunning; Rose Niland; Manchester; Penthouse; Noise; Drone; Improv; Free Improv; Improvisation; Open Sound Group; Sound; Art; Sound Art; Drone; metal; outsider; noises; artists; found tapes; feedback; lap steel guitar; bass guitar; radio; interference; vocal improvisation; found objects; percussion; sheet metal; hammers; pieces of wood; Rosanne Robertson; Gary Fisher; Coryn Smethurst; Louise Woodcock; Rose Niland; Graham Dunning; improv; improvised; ree improv; noise; drone; electroacoustic; concrete; sound art; vocal; industrial; art; sound
|AAS - All Everywhere All The Time|
The letters AAS do not stand for anything: they should be pronounced as a word. There is a core group of artists, but they are not AAS. One becomes part of AAS during a project. AAS is a self-producing artwork, creating itself through performance fictions and collective consciousness. These recordings span an indeterminate spacetime. aasgroup.net The release comes with five different front covers, all included in the download pack...
Keywords: AAS; Drone; Glitch; Dérive; sound art; performance; art; spoken word; sound poetry; live art; archive; vhs; recordings; respooled; I-ching; sequencing; Llyn Cwm Llwch; Stone Altar; installation; electronics; sci-fi; cult; lickey hills; roof tiles; Digbeth; The Other Place; Drone; Glitch; Dérive; Cult; Nomads; Self-producing Artwork; Sound; Art; Sound Art; Performance; Archive; collage; concrete; loops; obelisk; sci-fi
|Graham Dunning - Recompiled 2010 - 2011|
Graham Dunning: Recompiled 2010-2011 A selection of drone, improv, noise, doom, abstract, field recording and found sound tracks by artist Graham Dunning played at exhibitions, on radio shows and released on compilations in 2010 and 2011. "My working practice deals with temporality, memory and narrative through sound, performance and installation. I am interested in people's discarded memories and the function of archiving...
Keywords: Graham Dunning; noise; improv; drone; doom; records; vinyl; ambient; dark ambient; found sound; field recording; tape; tape music; acousmatic; drone; static; radio; art; sound art; sound
|Sophie Cooper - Steve Wright in the Afternoon|
Sophie Cooper is a musician from Stoke on Trent who now lives in West Yorkshire. She writes songs influenced by psychedelic pop, noise and drones and has played and released music over the past 10 years in bands including Cooper Jones, Leopard Leg, Remedial Queen of England and others. Sophie has released music on labels including Blackest Rainbow, Exotic Pylon, Night People and Tor Press. www.sophiecoopermusic.com I have to thank my brother Philip for providing the inspiration for this record...
Keywords: Sophie Cooper; Tom Cool; Palm Hearts; Tape; Tape Music; Archive; radio show; noise; drone; pop; Matteo Carcassi; guitar; synth; walkie talkies; Casio VL Tone; keyboard
|Damo Suzuki and God Don't Like It Ensemble - Live at Cafe Oto|
Full live performance from legendary vocalist Damo Suzuki backed by an ensemble of nine musicians. The set spans noise, drone, motorik rhythms, ambient soundscapes, rock and funk. Recorded live at Cafe Oto, Dalston, London on 8th July 2011. Performed by Damo Suzuki with Chris Cook, Graham Dunning, James S Finn, Alice French, Marcus Hamblett, Justin Paton, Craig Tamlin, Georgina Treloar & Koichi Yamanoha...
Keywords: Damo Suzuki; Graham Dunning; James S Finn; Alice French; Marcus Hamblett; Justin Paton; Craig Tamlin; Georgina Treloar; Koichi Yamanoha; Anthony Chalmers; God Don't Like It; Cafe Oto; Improvisation; Improv; Free Improv; Noise; Krautrock; Motorik
|Open Sound Group - Power Lunches|
On Monday 5th March 2012, 10 musicians, artists and performers met at Power Lunches, a cafe in Dalston, for the third Open Sound Group networking and improv event. Participants were Carlos Slazenger, Ingrid Plum, Andrea Night of Pan, Joshua Legallienne, Nielsen, Dolly Dollycore, Ron Briefel, Verity Spott, Kevin Quigley and Graham Dunning. This release is a document of the recordings made at the event...
Keywords: Open Sound Group; Carlos Slazenger; Ingrid Plum; Andrea Night of Pan; Joshua Legallienne; Nielsen; Dolly Dollycore; Ron Briefel; Verity Spott; Kevin Quigley; Graham Dunning; drone; improv; noise; free improv; free improvisation; voice; diddley bow; live electronics
|Dunning x Testrack x Fisher - Triangle|
Sound artists Graham Dunning and Gary Fisher with producer and electronic musician Testrack improvising three tracks of bass-heavy drone at the Penthouse artist space in Manchester, April 2013.More info:Graham DunningTestrackGary Fisher
Keywords: Drone; noise; ambient; doom; Graham Dunning; Gary Fisher; Testrack; Penthouse; doom; tape; improv; improvised; lo-fi; bass; improv; electronic; synth; Graham Dunning; Gary Fisher; Testrack; noise; doom; Penthouse; Manchester; improv; improvised; experimental
|Graham Dunning - Topaz - Graham Dunning|
Graham Dunning is an artist and experimental musician based in London, UK. For Topaz, Dunning used cassettes from his archive of found footage, live sampling from a single walkman into three cheap delay units to create this rhythmical college. The recording was made live in one take as an experiment into these techniques as a format for live performance. For more information visit www.grahamdunning.com.
Keywords: Graham Dunning; sound art; live electronics; tape; tapes; cassette; found footage; found sound; sampling; live looping; live sampling; cassette tapes; voices; drone; rhythm; drums; noise; doom; ambient; dark ambient
|Open Sound Group - Warehouse One|
Open Sound Group - Warehouse One Four improvised recordings from changing improvising ensemble, Open Sound Group. Rhythm, drone, spoken word, small sounds and noise. The second OSG event, these tracks were recorded in a warehouse in Manor House, London, in late August 2011. The session was run as an open workshop with players invited to experiment with new ideas, new instruments and new ways of making sounds...
Keywords: OSG; Open Sound Group; improvisation; improv; drone; noise; free jazz; live electronics; prepared piano; turntables; home made instruments; James Alaska; Tom Mudd; Andrea Night of Pan; Colin Webster; David Gadsdon; Jonas Golland; Sharen Sum; Justin Paton; Carlos Slazenger; Caveman Joe; Cathy Gerber; Graham Dunning
|James Alaska and Graham Dunning - Contenmer - James Alaska, Graham Dunning|
James Alaska and Graham Dunning - Contenmer Improvised drone and ambient music from composer-musician James Alaska and sound artist Graham Dunning. The track features record crackle, drawn out tones, FM static and minimally processed live environmental sound. The sessions were recorded in March 2010 in Manchester, on the ninth floor of a 1960s towerblock. James Alaska used a Nord Rack synth, Kaos pad, FM radio, mixer and delay pedal...
Keywords: Improvisation; Improv; Drone; Electronic; Sound Art; Turntablism; Vinyl; Radio; Synth; Synthesizer; Ambient; Sound; Art; Musique Concrete; James Alaska; Graham Dunning; The Alaska None; VLK
|Graham Dunning - Three Artefacts - Graham Dunning|
These recordings were featured in artist Graham Dunning's 2010 installation, Three Artefacts. Each recording was made during the artist's residency at The Rea Garden, in Digbeth, Birmingham. The installation featured each sound playable from individually pressed dubplates; viewers were invited to use the records individually or in combination to compose their own piece of music.
Keywords: Sound Art; Field Recording; Dubplates; Art; Sound